RFP ED-98-R-0018
Transfer of Reading Skills in Limited English-Proficient (LEP) Students

DUE DATE: July 24, 1998
POC: Contract Specialist Janet Wears, (202) 260-0092

With the aim of advancing formal reading instruction for the growing number of limited English-proficient (LEP) students in our schools, the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA) requires the services of a contractor to conduct a two year psycho-linguistic study to identify the specific reading skills that transfer from Spanish to English in young learners, specifically on the literacy skills used by Spanish-literate children in the process of learning to read English. By young learners, we refer to children who are entering Kindergarten or Grade One and will be finishing Grades Two or Three at the end of the study. It is expected that such research will reveal skills that both facilitate and impede learning and, once identified, will be useful in expediting the teaching of English reading to Spanish-background students in the early grades. . Requests for copies of the RFP may be made by telephone, mail, telegram, Internet, or in person. All requests shall reference the RFP number (ED-98-R-0018) and title. Telephone requests may be placed by calling 202-708-6498. Mail or telegram requests shall be sent to the following address, U.S. Department of Education/CPO, ATTN: Yolanda Abney, Room 3616, 7 & D Streets, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4443. Internet requests may be sent to or Copies of the RFP may be picked up in person on the issuing date at the above address, Room 3616. Issuing date is June 24, 1998 and Closing date July 24, 1998. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered. The dates listed herein are subject to change.

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SOW.WPD (85K) - Statement of Work (WordPerfect 6.0/6.1 format).

TIMSRFP.TXT (213K) - Request for Proposal (ASCII text version for online viewing) -- Conversion to ASCII may have changed some formatting.

ATTACH.ZIP (22K) - Zip file containing Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan, Past Performance Form, and ED Responses to DSOW Questions/Comments.

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